Fern Trail - Trail, Tallahassee, Florida

Fern Trail - Trail, Tallahassee, Florida

DESCRIPTION

3.3 miles of urban single track connecting downtown Tallahassee to Tom Brown Park on the East, which is a mtn bike destination itself. This is a green transit trunk trail with many feeder trails. The trail traverses some beautiful remaining in-town forests as it winds its way along RR corridors, future city parks, future K-mart sites, drainage easements and other public and private properties. Hilly terrain on the western half. It crosses several busy roads and goes underneath Capital Circle via the RR tracks. This is well used commute and neighborhood route but is a worthy destination for cyclists seeking single track too. An unofficial trail which was built at night by elves and trolls, the Fern is definitely a unique urban riding experience!

USER REVIEWS

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[Apr 02, 2011]
redheadedkent
Racer

It's not a difficult trail, but it can get a little confusing. It's a fun trail to just wander around on. It's very pretty, and has a couple of technical bridges and rooty parts, but over all, its' fun to just ride around on. It can also get you to Tom Brown park, which is what I use it most for.

Customer Service

Arrive at the suggested spot on the given map. Just stick to the single track heading generally in the westward direction. Eventually you make it to Magnolia Trail at Tom Brown Park. Then, it's just Cruising Tom Brown!!

Similar Products Used:

Tom Brown Park.

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
2
[Nov 15, 2007]
Roger
Weekend Warrior

Fern trail is a nice trail for an easy quick ride. I rode this trail for the first time after riding Tom Brown. I do not live close by but this trail is perfect if you live in the area and don't like to drive to a trailhead. Keep your speed up close to the bridges because they do not have a ramp built and can be a little cumbersome to hop onto. I will be riding this trail more often.

Customer Service

Start at Tom Brown, ride the first half of Tom Brown and cross over Weems road and enter Fern Trail from behind Armory, ride out and back to finish up other side of Tom Brown. You can also enter Fern Trail from Inglewood Drive.

Similar Products Used:

Tom Brown, Cadillac, Red Bug

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
3
[Jan 01, 2006]
BikerDan
Weekend Warrior

This is not really a great destination trail by itself anymore but is good when used as a connector over to Tom Brown Park or just as an addition to those trails. Nothing too hard on it but use caution when it is wet because the bridge without shingles on them are SLICK as are the roots. Recent rain brings out a lichen/algal slime on everything and you can have the wheels slide out from under you if not careful.

Customer Service

Starting point on the west at the insection of Inglewood and Redwood. Also can follow the tracks west of Weems Rd. to enter from the east end. Other entry points are the fenced-in retention pond on Park Avenue as well as a couple of the apartment complexes on the north side.

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
2
[Jun 07, 2004]
forourspam
Weekend Warrior

It is pretty much gone now, overgrown, and stamped out by new developments. Maybe for someone who rode it frequently before and knows where the trail picks up, when it gets dissected by a roadway, it is still OK. I had fun starting behind Albertsons, and rode all the way out to Park, but then, there I had no idea where the trail picked back up. Maybe if I ride with someone next time who knows the way to Tom Brown, it would be an excellent mile-adder. To sum it up, go with someone who knows the way, and you will have fun, and get to one of the best biking destinations in Tallahassee at Tom Brown Park.

Customer Service

Drop in behind Albertsons on Appalachee Pkwy and Blair Stone

Similar Products Used:

Tom Brown Park

OVERALL
RATING
2
VALUE
RATING
2
[Jan 03, 2004]
Carlton
Cross Country Rider

I am the guy who keeps tearing down the little bridge by the fence. It is not needed. If you can't ride over a little hole, stay on the side walk.

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RATING
1
VALUE
RATING
2
[May 24, 1999]
mary

I rode this trail and cried like a baby the whole time.
There were bumps and roots and little roots, my butt was swollen like a pumpkin.
Once was enough, I just sat in the pizza parlor drinking beer and pissing and moaning to anyone who would listen (noone) till my ride came and drove me home. I have no bike handleing skills My brother is ajerk for thinking i did.

Customer Service

Tom Brown to little Italy

Similar Products Used:

Dont go to tom brown unless you plan to lick the squirrel

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
[Oct 05, 1999]
njiplex

great trial. fast downhill, uphill, logs, the works.

Customer Service

winn-dixie entrance to tom brown park

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
[Dec 27, 1999]
MtbIrv

I used to live in Tally and this is one of my favorite trails. I like to add it on to riding at Tom Brown Park. If you start at TBP, it's fairly flat to start with and then there's a long steady climb up to the Winn Dixie. There's lots of roots and logs and dips and other technical stuff to keep it interesting. If you ride the trail in reverse, it's a really fun downhill. I suggest adding in the Albertson's trail which is just as fun. You can ride it in both directions for some good mileage.

Customer Service

I like to start at Tom Brown Park, ride the Fern Trail up to the Winn Dixie, then cross over to Albertson's and ride the Albertson's trail back down. It ends up back in the same place.

Similar Products Used:

Tom Brown Park, Maclay Gardens/Red Bug, Munson Hills and the Appalachicola National Forest.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
[Feb 02, 2000]
Lizard

Fun trail/great ride and good connector to Tom Brown.
Rode in Summer/be careful of thunderstorms and lightning. wow. Just look at the strips on the Pine trees if you don't believe me. Mad dash back to car/Kaboom! Good trail

Customer Service

Started at Winn Dixie

Similar Products Used:

St.Marks trail for beginners/family and good road ride.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
[Feb 15, 2000]
slackdaddy

FAAAAAAAAAAST downhill with lots of tight turns. great singletrack night ride ( if you like to leave 'em hangin out a bit). beware the old bridge ( you'll see ) take the new one. good ride.

Customer Service

the fastest way! you gotta do this ride! follow directions above

Similar Products Used:

tom brown, redbug,

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
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